This is likely the type of accommodation that everyone is largely familiar with. You’ve all stayed in a hotel before, so you know what to expect. It’s going to be a fifteen floor structure with a hundred rooms and a complimentary continental breakfast for those who feel like waking up at seven o’clock in the morning while on vacation. And yes, that pretty much defines the hotel experience for any other location that you might name.
And yet again, things on Anna Maria Island tend towards being a little different.
Remember, this area doesn’t do chains. That means that you can’t find your familiar little Starbucks or Pizza Hut here. It also means that you aren’t going to find a Holiday Inn or a Ramada. Every single hotel, motel and inn on the island is unique to this place. You also won’t find massive structures filled to the brim with hundreds of sea-going tourists. The largest hotel on the island is the Blue Water Beach Club, and the number of rooms in the entire building rings in at…twenty nine.
And as with every other kind of accommodation available on Anna Maria Island, we like to push the boundaries of what a hotel or motel actually is. Take the Pirate’s Den, for instance. There is a main structure to the hotel, but it actually consists of four separate condo units that can be rented out, each with a full kitchen available. Or you can choose one of the cottages available with their own private patio. Certainly not your typical idea of a hotel.
The Pelican Post in Bradenton offers a more traditional take on what a hotel should offer, with a variety of room choices available for visitors. But then they toss a bit of spice in to the formula by mixing in mini apartment suites and putting fully equipped kitchenettes in to all of the smaller rooms. When even the available accommodations are this different, you know that you’re looking at a very unique location to visit. And if we’re talking unique, attention must be paid to Haley’s Motel. While most hoteliers choose one form of accommodation to offer guests, the owners of Haley’s were clearly feeling a bit more ambitious and chose ‘all’. There are motel rooms, each one unique from one another. There are fully appointed studio apartments. There are cottages. And finally, there are two different houses that can be rented. It’s the sort of place that you aren’t going to find anywhere else.
Maybe you’d like to do a little fishing while you’re down here. In that case, the Rod & Reel Resort might be what you’re looking for. This is a small hotel right down on the beach. White sand flows for miles to either side, and you can fish almost literally right outside the door of your one-bedroom suite. We’ve included a kitchenette and enough pots and pans that you can cook up your catch and enjoy it that night.
Of course, that’s hardly the only offering down on the beach. Most of the area’s hotels and inns are located right at the beach front or within a short walk. We know that people come here to enjoy the surf and the sun, and we want to put you as close to that as possible.
Rates are fairly consistent with what you would expect to pay for a similarly sized room elsewhere, with beachfront rooms and the like obviously costing a bit more. Yet again, Anna Maria Island has something special to offer up every visitor looking for a hotel or motel stay.
Featured Anna Maria
Island Hotel and Motel Accommodations:
Total Records: 13
Anna Maria Inn
A beachfront resort on private white sand beach. Studio, full kitchen, laundry facilities, pool, pets welcome. phone: 941-778-3053
Address: 2218 Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Anna Maria Motel
Studio & 1 bedroom apartments–all with kitchens, cable TV, central air. phone: 941-778-1269
Address: 808 North Bay Blvd. (P.O. Box 960) Anna Maria, Florida 34216
Anna Maria Pirates Den
Four full size apartments with heated pool, laundry room, telephones phone: 941-778-4368
Address: 3501 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
14 units on Gulf w/kitchens and phones. Maid service phone: 941-720-8746
Address: 101 66th Street Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Blue Water Beach Club
Twenty-nine units on the Gulf with kitchens and phones. Heated pool and shuffleboard. No pets. phone: 941-778-6688
Address: 6306 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Six units. Full & efficiency apts. Clean, quiet, cozy with new pool. Short walk to beach phone: 941-778-2111
Address: 5108 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
An Island jewel, which has kept it’s 50′s charm, but added 21st century amenities phone: 941-778-5405
Address: 8102 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Magnolia Inn & Cottage
A beautiful old inn on historic bridge street with hotel rooms, studios and apartments. phone: 941-778-2333
Address: 105 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
Pelican Post Motel
Ten comfortable efficiencies and apartments, all with kitchens and ground floor in the historic Old Town of Bradenton Beach phone: 941-778-2833
Address: 201 1st Street North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Rod & Reel Motel
Ten units on Gulf with kitchen. Shuffleboard. Fishing pier. No pets. phone: 941-778-2780
Address: 877 North Shore Dr., PO Box 1270 Anna Maria, FL 34216
Sailfish Gulf Suites
Four one-bedroom apartments directly on gulf front beach phone: 941-778-7324
Address: 3718 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Sea Isle Motel
Ten Gulf front units with kitchens. Coffee and newspaper delivered daily phone: 941-778-5254
Address: 2200 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Tropic Isle – A Seaside Inn
Fifteen units. Three motel rooms. Twelve one and two bedroom apartments. phone: 941-778-1237
Address: 101 22nd Street Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Island Vacation Accommodations:
Bed and Breakfasts are just one of the many unique types of accommodations offered on and around Anna Maria Island.
- Vacation Rentals – Anna Maria Island vacation rental locations include Gulf of Mexico front homes on white sugar sand beaches, bayfront units with views of the Intracoastal waterway, canal homes, and condominium units with swimming pools and other great features.
- Island Bed and Breakfasts – Plan to spend your next vacation or romantic getaway on an Anna Maria Island beach while staying in a beach-side Bed and Breakfast.
- Island Resorts – Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, on Anna Maria Island, Florida, a perfect tropical Island Getaway with miles of white sandy walking beaches and blue-green water.
- Hotels and Motels – Select your Anna Maria Island accommodation from the best Hotels and Motels the Gulf Coast has to offer.
- Villas and Bungalows – Enjoy your West Florida stay in the charm of an old time Mediterranean vacation bungalow, nestled by the Gulf of Mexico on Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island.
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